History of the terms "lumper" & "splitter"

Jim Endersby jje21 at CAM.AC.UK
Fri Apr 14 13:23:02 CDT 2000

I am working on a PhD on Joseph Hooker and would be most grateful if anyone
can tell me the origins of the terms "lumper" and "splitter". They are in
common use in Britain in the 19th C, but when and where were they first

Many thanks
Jim Endersby, Graduate Student
Department of History and Philosophy of  Science
University of Cambridge
Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RH
Phone: (01223) 500 284

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